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Early childhood education ranking offers hope for future students
Louisiana’s rankings in this year’s Education Week magazine report on public schools was dismal as usual, but good scores in early childhood education initiatives provided hope for improved schools...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Opposition building to burn at Camp Minden
A coalition of 71 social and environmental justice organizations from across the U.S. is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the proposed open burning of 15 million pounds ...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last hurrah for Louisiana’s political class
Elected officials, staffers, lobbyists, donors, consultants, department heads and practically everyone else in the inner orbit of Louisiana politics are packing their bags and making final arrangem...
Jan 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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La. Bond Commission approves projects
BATON ROUGE, LA - The State Bond Commission approved $261 million for projects statewide and saved taxpayers more than $5 million at its January 15 meeting, according to State Treasurer John Kenned...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Economic resurgence could be catalyst for education upgrade
Louisiana’s public schools and student test scores have ranked near the bottom nationally for years, largely because of the state’s high poverty level and the unequivocal link between family income...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Major state tax study taking shape
As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overs...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Looming budget cuts present dismal economic picture
State government in Louisiana has staggered and stumbled since 2008 under the burden of annual budgets that were balanced with continual cuts to agencies and institutions, and projections for the n...
Jan 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crime numbers increase in state with continuing negative impact
Violent crimes declined across the nation by 4.4 percent last year but increased in Louisiana, which ranked fifth on the FBI’s annual list of Most Dangerous States. That ranking continues to tarnis...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fried chicken unites Vitter, Cassidy, over Dardenne in governor’s race
Few things go better with Louisiana politics than red beans, biscuits and fried chicken. Well, other than money. And for $1,000 per head, donors can learn later this month at a D.C. townhouse wheth...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Insurance audits yielding big returns
BATON ROUGE, LA - Audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in unclaimed property for beneficiaries in the past eight years, State Treasurer John Kennedy announ...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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